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Here’s how metrics and analytics are changing newsroom practice
4 months ago

Here’s how metrics and analytics are changing newsroom practice

There’s an ongoing debate about whether the influence of audience data is good or bad for journalistic practice. But it’s not the audience data that’s an issue – it’s the way they’re used
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Do oil and paper mix on B.C.’s northwest coast?
4 months ago

Do oil and paper mix on B.C.’s northwest coast?

When the island paper was sold to Black Press Media, Haida Gwaii residents began to re-evaluate their relationship to local news
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How analyzing patterns helps students spot deceptive media
4 months ago

How analyzing patterns helps students spot deceptive media

With the current pervasive use of online media for personal and academic reasons, it’s necessary for students to have skills to confidently filter and decipher what they’re reading.
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It’s a fact
5 months ago

It’s a fact

Angie Holan is sitting at her desk, lost in the chatter of the newsroom around her. Phones ringing, keyboards clicking, pens stroking across pieces of paper. It is March 25,… Continue Reading It’s a fact

Survey: Are j-school grads ready to tackle social media journalism?
5 months ago

Survey: Are j-school grads ready to tackle social media journalism?

By  •  Education, Research

Social media sites have surpassed print newspapers as a news source. That’s according to the Pew Research Centre, which found that one-in-five U.S. adults say they often get news via… Continue Reading Survey: Are j-school grads ready to tackle social media journalism?

Digital Democracy Project to examine online disinformation
7 months ago

Digital Democracy Project to examine online disinformation

By  •  News, Politics, Innovation

Public Policy Forum President & CEO Edward Greenspon and recently appointed Max Bell School of Public Policy professor Taylor Owen announced the launch of a multi-year project to analyze and respond to the increasing… Continue Reading Digital Democracy Project to examine online disinformation

When journalists report social media as public opinion
9 months ago

When journalists report social media as public opinion

Journalists should be careful when using social media posts to report what the public thinks, and should tell readers how the data was collected.
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